The fear of the LORD is the beginning of wisdom, And the knowledge of the Holy One is understanding. – Proverbs 9:10
What is the beginning of wisdom? The fear of God. What does that mean? Does it mean we should fear God in that He is going to punish us?
God punished Jesus on the Cross for all our sins–past, present and future. God is never going to punish us again. He will, however, allow the nature consequences for our actions occur.
Fearing God means to be in awe of Who He is and what He did for us, to make God and the finished work of Christ the most important thing in our lives.
At the Cross is where real wisdom begins.